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Dionysian period, also called great PASCHAL PERIOD, Or VICTORIAN PERIOD,
in calendars, a period of 532 years covering a complete cycle of New Moons ( 1 9
years between occurrences on the same date) and of dominical letters — i.e., ...
Throughout the late prehistoric periods, Elam was closely tied culturally to
Mesopotamia, and later, perhaps because of domination by the Akkadian
dynasty (c. 2334-c. 2154 bc), Elamites adopted the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform
Five Dynasties, in Chinese history, period of time between the fall of the T'ang
dynasty (ad 907) and the founding of the Sung dynasty (960), when five would-be
dynasties followed one another in quick succession in North China. The era is ...
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